Archives for posts tagged ‘inspiration’

Love and sequins for Andreja Pejic, and other girl-heroes

I feel like it’s appropriate to write one more essay in admiration of the iridescent Andreja Pejic, formerly known as Andrej. I’ve talked a lot about how cool it is for a man to embrace femininity, and that’s true… but it’s even cooler for a woman to find such a strong sense of self, and the […]

I still see it all in my head in burning red

In honour of Taylor Swift Week (because, shut up, yeah?) I’m thinking about everything red.  Everything that looks red, and feels red, but is also black and white in a way. Lacy, romantic Valentino dresses. My favourite Kate Moss lipstick. Someone playing an acoustic guitar, just for me. I see perfect nights, saturated with the […]

Oh, you pretty things

Those first daylight savings nights are pretty much the best ever. Obviously in Melbourne the start of spring is all a ruse, and winter still drips its dreariness through the days, but the air feels different somehow, fresher. There’s a lightness we’ve been missing, and it fills me with a yearning for long, bright days. […]

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Why you should marry the Beast, but not Prince Eric. In case you were wondering which Disney Prince you should marry, Thought Catalogue provides a pretty convincing guide. Timeless Bad Advice: Hugo Schwyzer presents the case against settling for Mr Good Enough. Taylor Swift is all kinds of beautiful in US Vogue.Read the profile feature […]

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  All the single ladies: a fascinating reflection on marriage in the modern world. Long, but worth it! A pretty convincing argument for why Miley Cyrus is hipper and more liberal than you. “There was always something a little weird about uncle Joey to me.”A nostalgic look back at the crazy world of Full House. […]

Why I wish Taylor Swift was my best friend

Sometimes I think I can kind of trick people into thinking I’m cool. I try to impress people with my ability to sing along to Rage Against the Machine and my love for Fight Club, and sometimes I even convince myself that I’m a little bit rock and roll. But other times, I just come […]

9 awesome books I read in 2011

Because it’s a new year and I can’t resist a best-of-2011 post, and because someone asked me to recommend my favourite book from my list of what I read last year, and because choosing a favourite book is a bit like choosing a favourite song, I thought I’d choose nine. This is in no particular […]

In which I talk about Andrej Pejic some more

(Edit July 2014: This was written when Andreja was going by Andrej and using male pronouns. At the time, it was to the best of my knowledge that she identified as male. Any essay I would write about her today would look very different, though still celebrating how amazing she is.) Andrej Pejic modelling bras for Hema, and why I […]

Getting Women to the Top

Published on In a lot of ways, we’re incredibly lucky. We’ve grown up in a time when it feels perfectly reasonable to believe, as young women, that the world is our oyster. We don’t have the same restrictions as previous generations of women did. We can have all the same high-powered jobs as men […]